Observation 71332: Albatrellus Gray


Spores small (<5µm), with one large droplet.

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Recognized by sight: Just adding the proposed new name of the genus (I’m sure that Drew has seen yellow pores on younger ones)

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By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-07-12 15:38:59 PDT (-0700)

Debbie, your second link leads one to the photo of A. dispansus from my earlier comment. The first to a photo that looks very different than the ones at mycoquebec site…no yellow.

two other links show peckianus in Costa Rica:
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-12 15:10:55 PDT (-0700)
Detailed descriptions
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-07-12 10:04:58 PDT (-0700)

of both syringae and peckianus can be found at MycoBank, just type the names and search:

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-07-12 09:06:25 PDT (-0700)

If you’re referring to the collection from the following link, http://www.nybg.org/bsci/res/hall/dispansus.html that is captioned “Albatrellus peckianus”, it is mislabeled. It’s actually Albatrellus dispansus as can be seen in the url. I don’t really know if there is a legit collection of A. peckianus from Costa Rica.

maybe not A. or X. peckianus…
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-12 08:25:27 PDT (-0700)

but that mushroom certainly gets around! not just a Canadian and common southeastern species, but also found in Costa Rica.

More pictures
By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-07-11 20:04:40 PDT (-0700)

of Albatrellus peckianus (as Xanthoporus peckianus) on the mycoquebec site http://www.mycoquebec.org/...

Not convinced
By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-07-11 19:53:50 PDT (-0700)

A. peckianus is known from northeastern North America not from the west. From the descriptions and photos I’ve seen, it is at least as yellow as A. syringae is supposed to be ( http://www.flickr.com/photos/georges_lachaine/4057072382/ ). Plus the spore size on this collection fit A. syringae. Perhaps A. syringae is usually more yellow than this, but I don’t see it as that far from the description particularly since it was not at its freshest when photographed. Given the options, I’m sticking with my original determination.

a new Albatrellus sp. for me.
By: Debbie Viess (amanitarita)
2011-07-11 19:35:17 PDT (-0700)

is there a good description for Albatrellus syringae somewhere?

other photos here on MO show a more yellow, zonate cap, and seem to have an abrupt definition between the distinctly yellow hymenium and sterile stipe surfaces.

By: Noah Siegel (Noah)
2011-07-11 16:53:23 PDT (-0700)

it’s different colored lines or zones on the cap, etc. Lots of Lactarius have zonate caps.
Zonate caps here:

I am trying
By: Walter Doyle (wdoyle1648)
2011-07-11 16:09:57 PDT (-0700)

to keep up with you here. Please
define what you mean by “zonate” ?

No yellow?
By: Irene Andersson (irenea)
2011-07-11 08:23:28 PDT (-0700)

There’s another similar (american) species, Albatrellus peckianus, with more fading colour on the pores, less zonate cap surface, and smaller spores too. This might be it.

Btw, a new genus has been proposed for syringae and peckianus.
Xanthoporus, not even closely related to the rest of the Albatrellus species.

By: Drew Parker (mycotrope)
2011-07-11 07:41:43 PDT (-0700)

What’s the problem?

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